Seychelles Watch

The Seychelles Independent Is In President Ramkalawan’s Crosshairs

Taking a page out of the playbook of Russia’s strongman, Ramkalawan has commenced his crackdown on independent media in Seychelles. The story which one would have anticipated to be making waves recently in Seychelles is the surprising banning of the Seychelles Independent News (SIN) from presidential press conferences by Wavel Ramkalawan. (Continue Reading…)

Tales of Corruption and Illusions of Impunity

The saga that is the trial of Mukesh and Laura Valabhji continued in court on December 3rd, when the couple returned to court for a continued hearing on the status of their property. The property in question, Morne Blanc, continues to be under the detention of the police, with a court ruling issued on November 9th extending the detention by 60 days. (Continue Reading…)

Reflections on The President’s Most Recent Address to the Nation

President Ramkalawan’s recent address to the nation, delivered on October 20th, was one of his most daring. Facing one of the toughest years of his political career, with the country undergoing a cost-of-living crisis, increasing crime, and facing severe domestic criticism surrounding the country’s ongoing politically motivated trial, his speech was an obvious attempt at deflecting criticism. (Continue Reading…)

Who Are We?

Seychelles Watch is an online community of like minded individuals dedicated to cleaning up the Seychelles. With corruption and nepotism rampant and a complicit government, the future prospects for good governance on the island has never been more grim. Our community is here to help put an end to corruption, nepotism and profiteering at the expense of the citizens of the tropical paradise which has become one of the darkest corners in the world of illicit finance. We are a community of citizens dedicated to transparency and the rule of law. Together we can put our foot down and make a difference.